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Union chief hits out as pay held back

BAHAMAS Public Service Union President John Pinder criticised the Ministry of Works yesterday for reportedly withholding the salaries of nearly 100 employees as a means to recoup money the government “accidentally” overpaid the workers.

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Boy killed by electric shock is identified

POLICE have identified the eight-year-old boy who died after an apparent electrocution on Friday afternoon as Kaden Brown, a resident of Coral Harbour.

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Search for suspect in Fox Hill shooting

POLICE are requesting the public’s help in locating a 25-year-old man they believe has information on a shooting in Fox Hill that left one man dead and three others, including a woman, in hospital on Saturday.

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Trio accused over $570,000 drug haul

THREE men were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday after being arraigned in connection with last week’s $570,000 drug raid in Coral Harbour.

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Bound and beaten - then van stolen to be used in sex attack

AS dawn broke on Sunday a woman motorist was held up and sexually assaulted by men driving a stolen taxi van. About an hour earlier two of the four men had held up the taxi owner, threatened him with death, tied him up and drove off in his van.

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Minnis slams 'shame' of govt running out of licence plates

FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has raised alarm over a “vexing” problem for motorists who have been unable to register their vehicles due to shortages of license plates at the Department of Road Traffic.

Bell: NIA legislation being tweaked but set for end of year

AS efforts are made to establish systems and protocols for the government’s National Intelligence Agency, National Security State Minister Keith Bell emphasised yesterday that the agency is not gathering intelligence at this time.


KEOD Smith, founder and CEO of the Clifton National Heritage Foundation, was incorrectly reported in an article on September 23 (Keod Smith joins sceptics concerned over oil leak) to have claimed that the slow government response to oil spills in south-west New Providence had pushed his organisation and others into taking public action in an attempt to get the issue resolved.

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Attorney General hopeful on stopping revolving door on bail

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday “things are moving in the right direction” with the government’s attempt to eradicate the “revolving door on bail”.

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Man changes mind on arguing his case in murder appeal

A MAN contesting a murder conviction before the Court of Appeal has recanted his previous position that he could argue his own case.